Just One Day

We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.

Gayle Forman, Just One Day

4:00 A.M


My day begins with gentle morning yoga practice, a simple youtube video that leads me through some poses to get me on the right start; mentally, emotionally and physically.

4:20 A.M.


As my mind begins to race through my day’s to-do list, I control the inner thoughts through a Daily Calm Meditation.

4:30 A.M.

Coffee & Daily Check In

As I enjoy my coffee, I ask myself two questions every morning in my planner: How are you, really? and What do I need? It is a daily check in to really think about how I am doing and to seek out anything that I need to do. It gives me a chance to pause and reflect on how I really feel.

4:35 A.M.

Bible & Prayer

Whether with a bible, devotional, book, or podcast I begin with a bible verse. In my planner, I write out my prayer focusing on this verse through the acronym A.C.T.S; Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication.

4:55 A.M.

Plan Day Ahead

I use both the Moleskine Journal and the Moleskine Journey app to plan and journal. In the morning, I like to bring anything from my app to paper. I fill in the hours 5 a.m – 10 p.m. of how my day will flow and how I will reach all of my goals I have set for my day.

5:00 A.M.

Laundry of the Day

A load of laundry a day keeps Mount Pile away.

  • Tuesday – Towels
  • Wednesday – Whites
  • Thursday – Misc Wash
  • Friday – Sheets
  • Sunday – Mine

5:05 A.M

Home Task

Time for the daily chores. I have created the following routine to get all of the things completed each week. I try to delegate items as schedules allow.

  • Monday – Coffee Pot, Counter Tops & Surfaces
  • Tuesday – Sweep & Mop Floors
  • Wednesday – Dust & Mirrors
  • Thursday – Menu Plan, Grocery List & Vacuum
  • Friday – Paper Monster, Budget & Organize
  • Saturday – Plan Week
  • Sunday – Pick Out Clothes & Patio

5:30 A.M.

Unicorn Space

Writing, cooking, reading, and hand embroidery are just a few of the things I do during my creative “free time” coined Unicorn Space from Eve Rodsky.

6:25 A.M.

Make Bed

I love coming home to a made bed, so I make it each morning! Admiral McRaven’s University of Texas at Austin Commencement Address in 2014 states, “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.”

6:30 A.M.

Prepare for Day

Simple routine of face, teeth, makeup, hair & getting dressed.
On Wednesday’s & Sunday’s I shower for a complete hair routine, followed by drying my hair and straightening it. This allows me to just maintain it the rest of the days of the week.

Like it to Know It

7:00 A.M.


They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I like to keep a week rotation of the following depending on our week’s schedule:

  • Smoothie
  • Eggs, Toast, and Protein
  • Pancakes or Waffles & Protein
  • Breakfast Smoothie
  • Eggs, Potatoes, and Protein
  • Casserole or Quiche
  • Cereal with Yogurt or Fruit
  • Oatmeal with Yogurt or Fruit

7:45 A.M. – 4:45 P.M

Work Day

5:00 P.M

Peloton or Brisk Walk

With water bottle in hand and my J.Crew lightweight trainers on my feet I am ready for my daily workout. I try to do this first thing as I get home so I do not get wrapped up in family stuff or relaxation. Currently, I am listening to Let’s Read the Gospels
Podcast by Annie Downs
while I ride.

6:15 P.M

Family Dinner

My husband and I would prefer a Cajun Alfredo on a fresh nest of Fettuccine or a Ham & Chive Scramblette where my daughter would be fine with a plate of Kraft Mac & Cheese or a PopTart. I try to keep a balance so smiles are kept at the dinner table. Food

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

6:45 P.M

Unicorn Space

Time with family, one on one with family members, reading, writing, hand embroidery, flower pressing, evening event, board game, Netflix binge, the options here are endless! Making time for relationships, creativity, and fun!

7:45 P.M

15 minute Pick-Up

Set a timer and put away the things. laundry, papers, mail, shoes, coats ….

8:15 P.M

Gratitude & Day Reflection

Time to check in for the evening and see how I met my goals and take a moment to be grateful for the things that happened.

8:30 P.M

Bubble Bath & Book

Soak my daily cares and wash my worries away as I settle my mind and read a book in my bubbles. This tells my body and brain that it is time for bed.

9:00 P.M

Prepare for Bed

Face, teeth, hair, skin & get dressed. A simple routine to ease into the night.